Former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid forward, Julio Salinas has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo does not deserve the awards he has won and is not among the best ever.
The Portugal icon equalled Messi’s Ballon d’Or haul of five awards. Winning four in the last five years.
However, former Spain international Salinas dismissed Ronaldo’s claims via social media as he talked up Barca great Messi.
“Just because you’re very good, that doesn’t mean you’re the best, as you’ve had the bad luck of coinciding with the great Messi,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Sincerely, I don’t think you are on the podium of the best in history, as there are quite a few who’d surpass you.
“Comfort yourself with these Ballon d’Or awards [something you have not deserved].”